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10 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month from the Cha-Ching Band!

10 Ways to Celebrate Financial Literacy Month from the Cha-Ching Band!

The lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching has lots of great ways to help you and your students celebrate Financial Literacy Month. Here’s their top countdown of greatest hits! 1.Press Play! Listen to one (or all!) of Cha-Ching’s 17 music videos which teach kids the basics of financial literacy. 2. Join us for a-rockin’ good time in

Financing the Future and College Affordability

In our previous post, we looked at pathways students can follow after high school, with tools and resources to help navigate their journey. This week, we focus in on the financial side of further education.   Students and parents can easily become overwhelmed with the vast amount of information surrounding paying for further education. This is

Celebrate National Financial Literacy Month

The United States Senate declared April National Financial Literacy Month to dedicate focus on increasing the financial capability of our youth. The statistics are both staggering and eye-opening: More than 1 in 6 students in the US do not reach the baseline level of proficiency in financial literacy Nearly 1/4 of millennials spend more than

Introducing Jackson Cha-Ching: Earn, Save, Spend, Donate SOS Activity

Take the Pledge Now! Pledge to make financial education a priority by using the Cha-Ching program in class or with your family for a chance to win $10,000 for your school & $1,000 for a charity! https://www.cha-chingusa.org/contest Build Background Knowledge: Spotlight on Strategies – Visual Walkabout Before watching the video, “Earn, Save, Spend and Donate,” have

Get Rockin’ to Tunes that Teach Financial Literacy!

Join the lively cartoon band, Cha-Ching, as they prepare kids in grades K-6 with the basics of financial literacy. Introducing Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids! a new partnership between Discovery Education and Jackson Charitable Foundation. This financial literacy program developed for teachers, students and families helps prepare students with the knowledge, tools and the practice they

Facts About Food: A new interactive resource for your classroom

Discovery Education and CME Group have launched the second in their series of Economics-based learning modules for the Econ Essentials program titled Facts about Food. The self-paced module guides high school students in their exploration of economics concepts from a modern farming perspective.  It’s the journey of food from the farm to the consumer’s table that makes the classroom

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September 2014: Literacies for the digital age: Financial literacy

I have identified thirteen literacies important for students to master, which you can see below.  Lisa Nielsen, in her blog post “Should the new math be financial literacy?” states “we have lost focus on preparing young people for what will matter in their real lives. If the education system were to provide some financial literacy

Holiday spending can spark discussions on financial literacy

From the commercials to the billboards, holiday shopping (and spending) can often spark great conversations with students.  If you’re looking to start a financial literacy conversation with your students during this time of year, or if you want to share some great curriculum resources with parents, take a look at one of our partners in

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